IAS? Nein!

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IAS? Nein aka Illegitimate Acquisition (of) Speedrunning? No!
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'It's true that everyone thinks that this has tarnished the legacy of IAS and that this is the worst tournament of all time.' - Nintendogen64
Summary
Series I'm A Speedrunner
Status Done
Held on IAS Nein
Host(s) Ratchet5
Players 34
Dates November 15, 2013 - March 27, 2014
Ranking
Winner Gold.png MrFinlandboy
Runner-up Silver.png Manaidr
Third place Bronze.png Nintendogen64
Navigation
IAS 8 SSIcon.png IAS 9



IAS? Nein! (an acronym for "Illegitimate Acquisition (of) Speedrunning? No!") was a tournament hosted by Ratchet5 and began on the 15th of November 2013 after being delayed a week from its original starting date of November 8. The compulsory games for the tournament were Spyro the Dragon and Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, but a competitor could pick up to three of Banjo-Kazooie, A Bug's Life, and Medievil (Choosing one was initially mandatory, but this idea was scrapped).

IAS? Nein! was created after the events of the IAS 8 Controversy forced Ratchet5 to abandon I'm A Speedrunner and start his own tournament.

IAS? Nein! was the most complicated tournament to date, featuring many winners and losers shaggin wagons. It was also the first tournament since I'm A Speedrunner 1 to feature Groups of 5 for Round 1. This meant that the tournament lasted over 130 days, making it also the longest tournament by far. While many were against the length of the tournament, the huge amount of update videos, its confusing group switching and its complicated structure; it was also praised for its grand scale and the ability for those who had lost to return to the tournament after winning another match.

On October 7th 2013, Ratchet5 uploaded a sign up video onto SpyroSpeedruns.

Current Progress

► The tournament officially started on November 15, 2013.

Round 1 ended on December 6, 2013. Late matches have since been submitted.

►3/4 of 70 matches have been done
► 22 out of 35 have finished all their matches.

Round 2 ended on December 30, 2013.

Round 3 ended on January 17, 2014.

Round 4 ended on February 9, 2014. The original deadline was January 24, 2014 but was extended two weeks. That means this round lasted about three weeks total. 

Round 5 ended on February 24, 2014, 2 days after the deadline of February 22, 2014.

► The Semi-Final losers' Shaggin' Wagon Randomisation has been done and it will be MrGameSendy vs MuddyMaestro vs LukeRF44 in a Crash Bandicoot 3 race.

► The Grand Final match was recorded on March 27, 2013 but was uploaded in parts from May 7 to June 12, 2014. This was most likely due to how long it took to render the final video because of its length.

Special Rules

Groups of 5

IAS? Nein! went back to IAS1's format of having groups of 5 instead of 4. Although rounds after Round 1 will operate completely differently to any prior tournament, with apparently no knockout rounds. Ratchet5 attempted to explain the way the tournament works in a video uploaded on 28th October 2013.

Accepted Games

Ratchet5 also made a video defining what games are permitted for the tournament. He explained that any game that was first released in 1998 in America or Europe was available. If there is a version other than America/Europe available, as long as the America/Europe version was first released in 1998 it will be accepted. If said game was ported from/to a handheld platform then it will be treated as a separate entry.

A few examples of games one can do are:

  • A Bug's Life: The PS1 version was first released in 1998 it is acceptable despite being released on the N64 in 1999.  The Gameboy version was also released in December 1998 in North America so alll corresponding handheld versions are allowed as well.
  • Resident Evil 2: It was released both on the PlayStation the game.com in 1998, meaning all console and handheld versions are acceptable.
  • Spyro 1: The Japan version was released in 1999 while the America/Europe version was released in 1998 so all versions are acceptable.

A few example of games one can not do are:

  • Pokémon Yellow, Gold, or Silver: Although all of these games were released in 1998 in Japan, they weren't released until years later in North America and Europe
  • Croc 1: The Japanese version for the Sega Saturn was released in 1998 while was first released in America and Europe in 1997. The Gameboy Colour version was not released until 2000, meaning both console and handheld versions are unacceptable.
  • Jersey Devil: It was first released in Europe in December 1997, meaning it's counted as a 1997 game despite it being released in 1998 in North America.

Draw Times

Another change was the Draw Times in which one could then be granted a rematch. In the wake of the IAS 8 Controversy, this was a considerable rule change.

Ratchet5 held a vote on which times the competitors found acceptable in a video . Not a lot voted considering the drama but this was the time decided by the ones who voted regardless.

This table illustrates both the match length per Round as well as the draw times. The draw time is determined by Round therefor the match length and draw times don't actually have anything to do with each other.

For example: If a 40 mintute long match occurs during Round 2, the draw time is still 7 seconds.

Round Draw Time Match Length
1 4 seconds 10 – 25 minutes
2 7 seconds 20 – 35 minutes
3 10 seconds 25 – 45 minutes
4 13 seconds 30 – 45 minutes
5 16 seconds 40 – 55 minutes
6 19 seconds  50 – 65 minutes 
7 22 seconds  60+ minutes

Switching Groups

Like IAS7, competitors are allowed to switch groups with other competitors. Players are only allowed to do this until the 19th of November at 9pm Austraian EDST. Players can move groups after this date if they are replacing someone who has dropped out and there are currently no sufficient replacements for the group. Players can not move groups if they have started a race and have lost, unless the person who won against them agrees that they can move and the person has not started and lost more than one race. If one has won ONE race and wants to move they are allowed, but no more than one.

On the 29th of November, Ratchet5 uploaded his 9th update on the IAS? Nein! channel. This update included the fact that since Group C had done only one of its matches then the two people in that match (LukeRF44 and LongHairGaming) would be moved to a potentially more productive group, Group E, and then their former group, Group C, would be dissolved due to members of Group C (CrashBandiSpyro12 and DigitalMasterpieces) no longer wanting to participate in the tournament. Other changes that were made included making NIN1OD0 the official 5th member of Group A and placing previous 5th member, Abdul, in Group H. Ratchet5 also put the potentially active, former Group C member, DualBlade into his group, Group F in lieu of the inactive and unmotivated, Michael .

Only two days after his previous update, Ratchet5 issued his 10 millionth update informing people that DualBlade was now in Group F and some guy called SwapMeetPete42 was going to be the 6th member of Group E. Depending on whether he does a speedrun before Harmjanhaisma, MrFraserFilms2009, TheSubpixel or LyleBandicoot93 do at least one speedrun then he will be officially in Group E but until then it's still anyone's guess what's happening with that group.

Other Special Rules

  • Because this tournament has so many rounds, a rule has been made that one is actually able to race the same person in a standard round if it has been 4 rounds since they last race them. E.g. if someone races someone in Round 1, they can race them again in Round 5.
  • PAL is the default version of games in this tournament
  • Competitors have until November 22 at 9pm Australian EDST to do ONE race otherwise they will replaced. If they give notice that they cannot do it before then, they will not be replaced.

Participating Players

Player Tournament
Appearance
Last Appearance

Previous Best
Performance

Consecutive
Streak
United Arab Emirates-16.png Abdul TheArabicGuy 1st Debut None 1
UnitedKingdom-16.png AntarticSpyro 4th IAS6 Round 1 1
UnitedKingdom-16.png Bionicle2809 7th IAS8 Round 2 2
UnitedStates-16.png CherokeeGuy45 1st Debut None 1
Australia-16.png CrystalFissure 8th IAS8 Winner of IAS7 & IAS8 7
UnitedKingdom-16.png DualBlade 1st Debut None 1
Netherlands-16.png Johnny Natrium 1st Debut None 1
UnitedKingdom-16.png KingEurope1 9th IAS8 Round 3 9
Norway-16.png KoopaXross 4th IAS4 4th in IAS4 1
UnitedKingdom-16.png LongHairGaming 1st Debut None 1
UnitedKingdom-16.png LukeRF44 7th IAS8 Winner of IAS1 2
UnitedStates-16.png Manaidr 6th IAS6 Round 3 1
UnitedStates-16.png MowMowClub2 5th IAS8 Round 3 2
Ireland-16.png MrEddy1667ful 2nd IAS8 Round 1  2
Finland-16.png MrFinlandBoy 7th IAS7 3rd in IAS5 1
Ireland-16.png MrGamesendy 3rd IAS7 5th in IAS7 1
Australia-16.png MrPac131 2nd IAS8 Round 1 2
Canada-16.png MuddyMaestro 4th IAS8 4th in IAS 7 4
Australia-16.png NIN1OD0 4th IAS6 Round 3 1
Australia-16.png Nintendogen64 7th IAS8 4th in IAS8 7
Australia-16.png NoVaX9000 3rd IAS7 Round 2 1
UnitedKingdom-16.png Oryps100 3rd IAS8 Round 1 3
UnitedStates-16.png PinstripeParagon 1st Debut None 1
Estonia-16.png Playsihull 3rd IAS8 Round 2 3
Australia-16.png Ratchet5 9th IAS8 2nd in IAS3 9
Latvia-16.png ShoReWol 2nd IAS8 Round 3 2
UnitedKingdom-16.pngSuperGhettoSandwich 1st Debut None 1
Australia-16.png Th3AustralianGam3r 2nd IAS8 Round 1 2
Ireland-16.png TheAFH013 6th IAS8 2nd in IAS6 5
Australia-16.png TheMachineKing 5th IAS8 Round 2 2
Australia-16.png TheStickKid 5th IAS8 Round 2 2
UnitedKingdom-16.png TheSubpixel 2nd IAS8 2nd in IAS8 2
UnitedKingdom-16.png TwoColouredCloud 1st Debut None 1

Groups

Here are the Groups of IAS? Nein! as well as their current statistics.  As the tournament advances, these tables will be updated so check back often to see who is in the lead.

Remember that competitors can move from one Group to another and/or can be replaced.

Rules for Round 1

In order to advance, competitors must achieve the following:

  • Finish at least two matches and rank in the top three of the Group.
  • Finish at least three matches and rank in the bottom two of the Group.


Group A - Spyro 1 & Crash 3

Statistics
Competitor Played Wins Draws Losses Points
Nintendogen64 4 2 1 1 15
MrFinlandboy 3 2 1 0 13
NIN1OD0 (Dropped Out) 2 2 0 0 10
KoopaXross (Dropped Out) 3 0 0 3 6
AntarticSpyro 2 0 0 2 4
Abdul TheArabicGuy (Moved to Group H) 0 0 0 0 0
MrPac131 (Moved to Group F) 0 0 0 0 0
ProfessionalYeti (Replaced) 0 0 0 0 0


Matches
Player 1 vs. Player 2
MrFinlandBoy Crash 3 KoopaXross
MrFinlandBoy N2O Nintendogen64
MrFinlandBoy Crash 3 AntarticSpyro
KoopaXross Spyro 1 Nintendogen64
AntarticSpyro Spyro 1 Nintendogen64
NIN1OD0 Banjo Kazooie Nintendogen64
NIN1OD0 Pokemon Red KoopaXross
MrFinlandBoy Not Done NIN1OD0
AntarticSpyro Not Done KoopaXross
AntarticSpyro Not Done NIN1OD0
Matches Uploaded: 7/10

Group B - Spyro 1 & Crash 3

Statistics
Competitor Played Wins Draws Losses Points
Th3AustralianGam3r 4 4 0 0 20
NoVaX9000 4 3 0 1 17
TheMachineKing 4 2 0 2 14
CherokeeGuy45 4 1 0 3 11
PinstripeParagon 4 0 0 4 8
Matches
Player 1 vs. Player 2
TheMachineKing Crash 3 Th3AustralianGam3r
CherokeeGuy45 Spyro 1 NoVaX9000
TheMachineKing Spyro 1

(Draw,
Rematch)

NoVaX9000
NoVaX9000 Crash 3 Th3AustralianGam3r
PinstripeParagon Spyro 1 NoVaX9000
CherokeeGuy45 Spyro 1 Th3AustralianGam3r
CherokeeGuy45 Spyro 1 PinstripeParagon
CherokeeGuy45 Spyro 1 TheMachineKing
TheMachineKing Crash 3 PinstripeParagon
PinstripeParagon Crash 3 Th3AustralianGam3r
Matches Uploaded: 10/10

Group C - Medievil

This Group has been disbanded due to lack of activity. Competitors who had done any matches done (LukeRF44 and LongHairGaming) will keep their statistics from this Group in their new Group.

Statistics
Competitor Played Wins Draws Losses Points
LukeRF44 (Moved to Group D) 1 1 0 0 5
LonghairGaming (Moved to Group D) 1 0 0 1 2
DualBlade (Moved to Group H) 0 0 0 0 0
CrashBandiSpyro12 (Dropped Out) 0 0 0 0 0
DigitalMasterpieces (Dropped Out) 0 0 0 0 0


Matches
Player 1 vs. Player 2
LongHairGaming Medievil LukeRF44
CrashBandiSpyro12 Not Done DigitalMasterpieces
DigitalMasterpieces Not Done LukeRF44
DualBlade Not Done LongHairGaming
CrashBandiSpyro12 Not Done DualBlade
DigitalMasterpieces Not Done LongHairGaming
DualBlade Not Done LukeRF44
CrashBandiSpyro12 Not Done LongHairGaming
CrashBandiSpyro12 Not Done LukeRF44
DigitalMasterpieces Not Done DualBlade
Matches Uploaded: 1/10

Group D - Banjo Kazooie & Medievil

Statistics
Competitor Played Wins Draws Losses Points
Manaidr 4 3 0 1 17
LukeRF44 (Replaced) 3 3 0 0 15
SuperGhettoSandwich 4 1 1 2 12
LonghairGaming 3 0 1 2 7
Playsihull 2 0 0 2 4
Bionicle2809 (Moved to Group E) 1 1 0 0 5
KingEurope1 (Moved to Group E) 1 0 0 1 2

*LukeRF44 would later return in the Round 2 MediEvil losers' Shaggin' Wagon.

Matches
Player 1 vs. Player 2
LukeRF44 Medievil LongHairGaming
Playsihull South Park Manaidr
SuperGhettoSandwich Kula World Manaidr
Playsihull MGS SuperGhettoSandwich
LukeRF44 Crash 3 Manaidr
LongHairGaming Grand Turismo 2 SuperGhettoSandwich
LongHairGaming Medievil Manaidr
LukeRF44 Crash 3 SuperGhettoSandwich
LongHairGaming Not Done Playsihull
Playsihull Not Done LukeRF44
KingEurope1 Spyro 1 Bionicle2809
Matches Uploaded: 9/11

Group E - Banjo-Kazooie

Statistics
Competitor Played Wins Draws Losses Points
Bionicle2809 2 2 0 0 10
TheSubpixel 2 1 0 1 7
KingEurope1 2 0 0 2 4
MrFraserFilms2009 (Inactive) 0 0 0 0 0
Harmjanhaisma (Inactive) 0 0 0 0 0
PirateFilms95 (Replaced) 0 0 0 0 0
SeikoShadow (Replaced) 0 0 0 0 0
LyleBandicoot93 (Replacement) 0 0 0 0 0
SwapMeetPete42 (Replacement) 0 0 0 0 0

* LyleBandicoot93 and SwapMeetPete42 were the replacements in case someone didn't do a match or dropped out.

Matches
Player 1 vs. Player 2
KingEurope1 Spyro 1 Bionicle2809
TheSubpixel Jersey Devil Bionicle2809
KingEurope1 Rugrats TheSubpixel
MrFraserFilms2009 Not Done Bionicle2809
Harmjanhaisma Not Done Bionicle2809
TheSubpixel Not Done MrFraserFilms2009
KingEurope1 Not Done Harmjanhaisma
Harmjanhaisma Not Done MrFraserFilms2009
KingEurope1 Not Done MrFraserFilms2009
Harmjanhaisma Not Done TheSubpixel
Matches Uploaded: 3/10

Group F - A Bug's Life

Statistics
Competitor Played Wins Draws Losses Points
CrystalFissure 4 4 0 0 20
TheStickKid 4 3 0 1 17
Ratchet5 4 2 0 2 14
DualBlade 4 1 0 3 11
TwoColoredCloud 4 0 0 4 8
MrPac131 (Moved to Group H) 0 0 0 0 0
ProfessionalYeti (Moved to Group A) 0 0 0 0 0
Matches
Player 1 vs. Player 2
TheStickKid A Bugs Life

(Draw
Rematch)

CrystalFissure
TheStickKid A Bugs Life TwoColoredCloud
TheStickKid A Bugs Life Ratchet5
Ratchet5 Spyro 1 TwoColoredCloud
CrystalFissure A Bugs Life Ratchet5
CrystalFissure A Bugs Life TwoColoredCloud
DualBlade Spice World TheStickKid
DualBlade Pokemon Red Ratchet5
DualBlade Spyro 1 CrystalFissure
DualBlade Spyro 1 TwoColoredCloud
Matches Uploaded: 10/10

Group G - A Bug's Life

Statistics
Competitor Played Wins Draws Losses Points
Johnny Natrium (Dropped Out) 4 3 0 1 17
MrEddy1667ful 4 3 0 1 17
TheAFH013 4 2 0 2 14
ShoReWol 4 2 0 2 14
Oryps100 4 0 0 4 8
Matches
Player 1 vs. Player 2
MrEddy1667ful A Bugs Life ShoReWol
Oryps100 Spyro 1 ShoReWol
TheAFH013 Crash 3 Oryps100
ShoReWol Crash 3 TheAFH013
MrEddy1667ful SSSV Johnny Natrium
TheAFH013 Rugrats MrEddy1667ful
Oryps100 Spyro 1 MrEddy1667ful
Johnny Natrium Theif TheAFH013
ShoReWol A Bugs Life Johnny Natrium
Johnny Natrium DN TTK Oryps100
Matches Uploaded: 10/10

Group H - A Bug's Life

Statistics
Competitor Played Wins Draws Losses Points
Abdul TheArabicGuy 3 3 0 0 20
MrGamesendy 4 3 0 1 17
MuddyMaestro 3 1 0 2 14
MrPac131 4 1 0 3 9*
MowMowClub2 2 0 0 2 4**
DualBlade (Moved to Group F) 0 0 0 0 0
PokePrestige (Replaced) 0 0 0 0 0
PukkiT1 (Replaced) 0 0 0 0 0

*Due to MrPac131 not being bothered to do the match, Abdul TheArabicGuy decided to do a speedrun by himself, and as a result, MrPac131 gets no points, while Abdul TheArabicGuy is awarded a walkover win, and gets 5 points.

**MowMowClub2 only showed up for his match against MrGamesendy, and while only MrPac131 decided to do a speedrun by himself, Abdul TheArabicGuy and MuddyMaestro were each given 5 free points, while MowMowClub2 received no points, and was banned from entering the Round 1 Shaggin' Wagon matches.

Matches
Player 1 vs. Player 2
MowMowClub2 Spyro 1 MrGamesendy
MrGamesendy A Bugs Life MrPac131
Abdul TheArabicGuy Crash 3 MrGamesendy
MowMowClub2 A Bugs Life

(Void)

MrPac131
Abdul TheArabicGuy Spyro 1 MrPac131
MuddyMaestro Crash 3 Abdul TheArabicGuy
MuddyMaestro Not Done MowMowClub2
MuddyMaestro A Bugs Life MrGamesendy
MuddyMaestro A Bugs Life

(Original
Rematch)

MrPac131
Abdul TheArabicGuy Not Done MowMowClub2
Matches Uploaded: 8/10

Round 1 Shaggin' Wagon

It was revealed that there would be 2 Shaggin' Wagons, one for Spyro the Dragon and one for Crash Bandicoot 3 as they were the compulsory games of the tournament. One of the matches would be for 4th placers of Round 1 and the other would be for 4th and 5th places. 1 person would go through from the first match and 2 from the second. After a random draw, it was decided that the Crash Bandicoot speedrun would be the first match and Spyro the Dragon the second.

Crash Bandicoot 3 Race

Outcome Player
Through LyleBandicoot93
Out Cherokeeguy45
Out DualBlade
Out LongHairGaming
Crash 3 (1 2)

Spyro the Dragon Race

Outcome Player
Through PinstripeParagon
Through Cherokeeguy45
Out Playsihull
Out DualBlade
Spyro 1

Round 2

Based on competitor ranking in Round 1, the following have qualified for the next round.

Qualified Competitors
Group Winners Runner-Ups Thirds
A Nintendogen64 MrFinlandBoy NIN1OD0**
B Th3AustralianGam3r NoVaX9000 TheMachineKing
C
D Manaidr LukeRF44* SuperGhettoSandwich
E Bionicle2809 TheSubpixel** KingEurope1
F CrystalFissure TheStickKid Ratchet5
G Johnny Natrium* MrEddy1667ful TheAFH013
H Abdul TheArabicGuy MrGameSendy MuddyMaestro

*LukeRF44 and Johnny Natrium were replaced by the competitors who finished 4th in their respective groups, LongHairGaming and ShoReWol.

**After NIN1OD0 and TheSubpixel dropped out of the tournament, KoopaXross, who finished 4th in NIN1OD0's group, and Playsihull, who finished 3rd in the second Round 1 Shaggin' Wagon, were chosen to replace them. However, KoopaXross later dropped out, and DualBlade, who finished 3rd in the first Round 1 Shaggin' Wagon, was chosen to replace him.

These competitors have been randomly drawn to race each other.

Matches
Player 1 Vs. Player 2
MrFinlandboy Spyro 1 TheMachineKing
Manaidr Banjo Kazooie KingEurope1
Th3AustralianGam3r Crash 3 TheAFH013
MrGameSendy Spyro 1 MrEddy1667ful
CrystalFissure Spyro 1 LyleBandicoot93
Nintendogen64 Banjo-Kazooie SuperGhettoSandwich
Bionicle2809 S.C.A.R.S. Ratchet5
TheStickKid Grim Fandango LongHairGaming
DualBlade Crash 3 Playsihull
Abdul TheArabicGuy Spyro 1 Cherokeeguy45
PinstripeParagon Crash 3 ShoReWol
NoVaX9000 Spyro 1 MuddyMaestro

Round 2 Shaggin' Wagon

Same thing as the Round 1 variant, whoever finishes 1st through 4th gets the chance to move onto Round 3.


During Round 1 of the tournament, Ratchet5 uploaded several videos trying to explain the tournament. In these videos, at least 3 winners and at least 3 losers Shaggin' Wagons after Round 2 were talked about. The Losers Shaggin' Wagons would involve all of the losers of Round 2 and they would compete to get back into the tournament (into Round 3) while the winners Shaggin' Wagons would involve all of the winners of Round 2 and they would compete to jump straight to Round 4. Ratchet5 said that what games these Shaggin' Wagons would be and how many people went through would depend on circumstances regarding the people at the end of Round 2.

The idea around the Round 2 Shaggin' Wagons was so that it gave incentive to pick multiple games at the start of the tournament rather than just stick with the compulsory games Spyro the Dragon and Crash Bandicoot 3. This incentive was thought to be needed as anyone who selected any of the non-compulsory games could be called by their opponent to do that game if they had chosen that game too. That would be a major reason not to pick any game that a person did not feel completely comfortable with. The Round 2 Shaggin' Wagons would give people a reward for picking a non-compulsory game; where people can get back into the tournament or go through a round by simply playing a minimal amount of opponents in a game other than Crash Bandicoot 3 or Spyro the Dragon.

Although it was heavily advertised that there would be losers and winners races for both Medievil and Banjo Kazooie, there were far fewer people who could or would play these games in the Shaggin' Wagons than anticipated. Ratchet5 decided there would only be 1 Banjo-Kazooie race for either winners or losers, and one for MediEvil. Ratchet5 did a random draw out of the two games to see which one would be the winners race and which one would be the losers race. It was chosen that MediEvil would be the winners speedrun and Banjo-Kazooie would be the losers speedrun.

5 People would go through from the losers Shaggin' Wagons over 3 separate games:

  • Either Spyro the Dragon or Crash Bandicoot 3
  • A Bug's Life
  • Banjo Kazooie (From the draw)

It was chosen through a random draw that Spyro the Dragon would be the losers race and therefore Crash Bandicoot 3 would be the winners race. 3 People would go through from the winners Shaggin' Wagons over 3 separate games:

  • Crash Bandicoot 3 (From the draw)
  • A Bug's Life
  • Medievil (From the draw)

The reason there were 5 people going through from losers Shaggin' Wagons and 3 from the winners was said to be because there should be more chances given to people to get back into the tournament than people to jump a round. Plus the fewer people there were jumping a round would mean the less amount of people being bored waiting for others to do their Round 3 speedruns.


Originally there would have been 2 people going through from the Spyro the Dragon losers speedrun, 2 from the Bug's Life Losers speedrun and 1 from the Banjo Kazooie Speedrun. However, because there was shown to be so little interest in the Bugs Life Speedrun and reason enough to have an extra place in the Spyro the Dragon race or add in an extra Medievil race where one person goes though; Ratchet5 decided to do a random draw out of the 3 options. He ended up picking A Bug's Life; meaning that as originally planned, A Bug's Life would have 2 people going through from it.


A Bug's Life Winners Race

This was originally scheduled to be done at 11:30am GMT on 21/12/2013 but as 4 of the 6 competitors (TheStickkid, Ratchet5, MrGamesendy, Crystalfissure) were able and ready to do it earlier, they did the speedrun at around 18/12/2013. Barons and Playsihull were asked to do a post recording in their own time, but with someone monitoring them. They didn't do their side until approximately 3:00pm GMT 30/12/2013.

Outcome Player
Through TheStickKid
Lost Ratchet5
Lost ShoReWol
Lost MrGamesendy
Lost CrystalFissure
Lost Playsihull
A Bugs Life

Spyro the Dragon Losers Race

This was held at approximately 11:30pm GMT 20/12/2013. TheAFH013 won the speedrun, but accidently deleted his footage. He was asked that sometime in the near future he would do a post recording to simply prove that he can beat the opponents in the speedrun.

Outcome Player
Through TheAFH013
Through Bionicle2809
Lost DualBlade
Lost LongHairGaming
Spyro 1

Crash Bandicoot Winners Race

This race was held directly after the winners race, at around 12:30am 21/12/2013 GMT. Th3AustralianGam3r apparently won the speedrun but his recording failed.

Outcome Player
Through Ratchet5
Lost Manaidr
Lost MrGamesendy
Doesn't skip to Round 4 Th3AustralianGam3r
Lost Playsihull
Crash 3

Medievil Losers Race

Because of the small amount of people who would be able to compete in a Banjo Kazooie Losers race (LyleBandicoot93, KingEurope1, SuperGhettoSandwich) and a Medievil Winners race (Manaidr, Playsihull); the losers race was changed to Medievil and the winners was changed to Banjo Kazooie. This race was held at approximately 10:00pm on 21/12/2013.

Outcome Player
Through LukeRF44
Lost SuperGhettoSandwich
Lost DualBlade
Medievil

Crash Bandicoot 3 Losers Race

Almost nobody showed up for the Bug's Life Losers speedrun. ShoReWol arrived 30 minutes after the set starting time of 10:30am GMT and KingEurope1 arrives an hour later. As ShoReWol hadn't yet won or lost his race with PinstripeParagon, and KingEurope1 was uninterested, it was decided that the speedrun would be completely cancelled. Ratchet5 decided he would hold another losers speedrun in its place and chose Crash Bandicoot 3 as the game of choice; his reasons being that people had their chance to show up for Bug's Life but didn't and there were some decent people who couldn't get through because they only chose Spyro & Crash at the start of the tournament, and couldn't show up for the Spyro 1 losers race.

The race was held at approximately 10:30pm GMT 22/12/2013. ShoReWol competed as he had not known yet whether he would win or lose against PinstripeParagon.

Outcome Player
Through Abdul
Through SuperGhettoSandwich
Out PinstripeParagon
Out DualBlade
Out LongHairGaming
Crash 3

Banjo Kazooie Winners Speedrun

This speedrun was originally scheduled at 10:30pm GMT 21/12/2013 but was never done. Nintendogen64 had to go with his family to do Christmas things at the scheduled time and so Nintendogen64, Manaidr and Playsihull were told to organise the speedrun between themselves sometime soon (This was because so little people were competing). By the time of 31/12/2013, the match was never organised or done, and all competitors stayed in Round 3. As an extra person was needed in Round 3 due to the odd number of people, PinstripeParagon was selected as he came 3rd in the Crash losers Shaggin' Wagon (Said to be because that match had the most competitors).

Round 3

Competitors who have either won in Round 2 main or Shaggin' Wagon matches meet up in Round 3. Again, competitors who have versed one another before cannot do so again until Round 5.

This Round has been spent mainly inactive with the inclusion of an extended deadline of one week. Eventually, Ratchet5 posted a video warning competitors that if they don't upload their videos on January 17th, 2014, they will be disqualified. As soon as this notice was given, six Round 3 videos were uploaded within two days.

Matches
Player 1 Vs Player 2
MrFinlandboy LoZ OoT Manaidr
MrGamesendy Spyro 1 TheAFH013
Th3AustralianGam3r Crash 3 LukeRF44
SuperGhettoSandwich Spyro 1 PinstripeParagon
Playsihull Crash 3 CrystalFissure
Bionicle2809 Spyro 1 Nintendogen64
Abdul TheArabicGuy Spyro 1 ShoReWol
Cherokeeguy45 Spyro 1 MuddyMaestro

Spyro the Dragon Losers' Speedrun

The Spyro the Dragon Losers' Speedrun was done in two segments. The first segment saw Manaidr and MrGamesendy face off against each other in a one on one speedrun with the intentions of the rest of the willing participants to complete the run at a later date. Of all the Round 3 losers, only CrystalFissure and Th3AustralianGam3r took place, making the final Spyro the Dragon Losers' Speedrun for Round 3 comprise of CrystalFissure, MrGameSendy, Manaidr and Th3AustralianGam3r, with Th3AustralianGam3r unable to send his video. The speedrun took place on the 12th and 13th of January, 2014 and was uploaded on the 16th of January, 2014.

Outcome Player
Through MrGamesendy
Lost CrystalFissure
Lost Manaidr
Lost Th3AustralianGam3r
Spyro 1

Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped Losers' Speedrun

The second and final Round 3 shaggin' wagon, saw six competitors face off against one another in a Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped Speedrun to come third in the first two motorbike levels. The run took place on the 12th of January, 2014 and was uploaded on the 17th of January, 2014. CrystalFissure, Manaidr, Abdul, PinstripeParagon, Th3AustralianGam3r and SuperGhettoSandwich all took place, with Th3AustralianGam3r and PinstripeParagon not sending their videos in time for the run to be uploaded. SuperGhettoSandwich participated in the run, however as he had already beaten PinstripeParagon in Round 3 he didn't need to compete in order to progress to Round 4. This speedrun marked the last chance to get through to Round 4 for CrystalFissure, Abdul, Manaidr, PinstripeParagon and Th3AustralianGam3r.

Outcome Player
Through Manaidr
Out Abdul TheArabicGuy
Out Th3AustralianGam3r
Out CrystalFissure
Out PinstripeParagon
Crash 3

Quarter-Finals (Round 4)

Matches
Player 1 Vs Player 2
Manaidr Crash 3 ShoReWol
TheStickKid Psybadek MrFinlandboy
LukeRF44 Spyro 1 Ratchet5
MuddyMaestro Mr Domino SuperGhettoSandwich
Playsihull Spyro 1 MrGamesendy
Nintendogen64 Spyro 1 CrystalFissure*
  • After weeks of waiting for Al, Abdul was to replace him as he had come 2nd in the (larger) Crash 3 losers race, as Al's Round 3 opponent MrGamesendy had already re-entered the tournament through the Round 3 losers race. Abdul however declined the invitation and CrystalFissure, the runner up of the Spyro the Dragon Round 3 losers race replaced him instead.

Crash 3 Winners' Speedrun

The loser of the match would still be guaranteed a spot in the Semi-Finals, but the winner would progress through to the Grand Final.

Outcome Players
Through  MrFinlandboy
Lost Manaidr
Crash 3

Pokémon Red Losers' Speedrun

All the losers from the Quarter-Finals would be put into a speedrun to determine who would bounce back and, needless to say, get the last laugh and join the Semi-Finals. The race was Pokémon Red.

Outcome Players
Through  SuperGhettoSandwich
Out TheStickKid
Out Playsihull
Out  Ratchet5
Pokemon Blue

Semi-Finals (Round 5)

Matches
Player 1 Vs sPlayer 2
MrGamesendy Spyro 1 SuperGhettoSandwich
Manaidr Gex 2 LukeRF44
Nintendogen64 Spyro 1 MuddyMaestro

Round 5 Losers' Shaggin' Wagon

All the losers from the  Semi-Finals will be placed into one final shaggin' wagon where the winner and only the winner will stamp themselves a ticket to the Grand Final. The losers will be eliminated permantly from the tournament.

Outcome Players
Through LukeRF44
Out MuddyMaestro
Out MrGamesendy 
Crash 3

Grand Final

For more about the events and detailed history about the Grand Final, see IAS? Nein! Grand Final.

Grand Final
Gold.png MrFinlandboy
Silver.png Manaidr
Bronze.png Nintendogen64
4th SuperGhettoSandwich
5th LukeRF44
A Bugs Life (Part 1), LoZ OoT (Part 2), Crash 3 (Part 3)

1998 Game Pool

Game Occurrence
Spyro 1 32
Crash 3 25
A Bug's Life 13
Banjo-Kazooie 3
Medieval 1 3
Pokémon Red 3
Rugrats: Search for Reptar 2
Gran Turismo 2
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 2
N2O 1
South Park (N64) 1
Kula World 1
Metal Gear Solid 1
Jersey Devil 1
Spice World 1
Thief 1
Space Station: Silicon Valley 1
S.C.A.R.S. 1
Grim Fandango 1
Psybadek 1
No One Can Stop Mr Domino! 1
Gex 2 1